Equality Is Still An Illusion Essay

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For Women in America, Equality Is Still an Illusion Did you know? Women account for 60% of the world’s hunger. 62 million girls are denied education around world. In the United States poverty rates are higher for women than men. Women with full-time jobs still earn only about 77 percent of their male counterparts’ earnings. Women serving in the military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The scariest statistics of them all, women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria. While there have been many advancements and achievements in women’s rights throughout the years. Gender equality still exists today, even in the US women and men do not have equal rights. (Makers, 2015) In the Washington post there is a good article on women’s rights and gender equality. The article titled For Women in America, Equality Is Still an Illusion, by Jessica Valenti begins by pointing out issues affecting women in other parts of the globe. In the article, Valenti talks about how women in other countries are going through tough situations, yet people react by sending…show more content…
She does not deny that there have been indisputable gains that have elevated the lives of women especially in the United States. There are also many feminist that have been campaigning for the equal rights of women. However, those efforts are being mistaken for milestones in women’s equality to a point that little is being done to address inequality. In the article she gives examples of George Sodini, who opened fire at a gym killing three women and injuring nine. When an Amish school in Pennsylvania was attacked by a gunman, he seemed to have specifically targeted the girls. The gunman sent the boys out before abducting, sexually assaulting and eventually killing twelve girls. (Valenti,

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